EDBI6323 History and Politics in Bilingual Education

Course Description

This course focuses on the historical and political factors in the evolution of bilingual education and ESL in the United States and its impact on language minority children in public school settings.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admission to UTPB; admission to graduate studies; in addition to the College of Education requirements, students seeking teacher certification in Texas and in bilingual education as a part of the Master of Arts in Education/Bilingual/ESL must apply to the certification program and take the additional coursework; after completing the program, demonstrate proficiency in Spanish by passing the Texas Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT). 

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the historical phases of bilingual and ESL education in the United States.
  • Identify the national and historical trends of bilingual and ESL education.
  • Highlight consciousness of current trends in ESL and bilingual instruction to participants.
  • Identify different models of bilingual/ESL and know which one to use when working with second language learners.